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a letter from the director
The new ADC is finally here.
Weve spent the past year and a half rebuilding the Club from the ground up after taking a hard look at our history and reconnecting ADC with its roots. ADCs founder Louis Pedlar set the foundation of honoring the craft in creativity 93 years ago when he called for the industry to regard advertising and design with the same stringent standards as fine art.
As youll see from our new branding, ADC is heading back to a modern interpretation of its original logo, which was inspired by Albrecht Durers signature. We are no longer using the full name, "Art Directors Club," and instead are opting simply for ADC.
Branding aside, the most important shift at ADC is the leadership role the Club has taken in helping professionals in the creative industries from worldwide agencies, to small shops and freelancers to move forward. There should no longer be any barriers or silos in communications. Let us be blind to the differences between creative technology companies, design shops, ad agencies, visual artists, photographers, illustrators, architects or motion artists, and instead unite in our similarities. At its core, we all do the same thing, which is to create beautiful things that communicate a brand, product or service.
You will see this robust new ADC in 2014. We plan to continue to do more than any other international organization to help the creative industries pave the way boldly into the future. This is not a three-year plan, its a now plan, and one we will execute across the world on every continent.
If you would like to join this movement, I hope you consider becoming a member of ADC. Whether local to our global headquarters in NYC, or part of our community abroad, our programs are here to support you and your career. I hope to see you at many events this year.
The new ADC is finally here. The website? Coming soon. Please stay tuned.
New York – February 12, 2014 –
"We have exciting plans that we have begun working on with the mission of furthering education and inspiration for the creative community. And those plans are enriched by partnering with Shutterstock, who has done so much for not just photographers, but illustrators, filmmakers, and artists: the larger and diverse creative community we also serve."
-Ignacio Oreamuno, Executive Director of ADC
ADC, the first global creative collective of its kind and longest standing organization championing the visual arts, announced today the launch of their partnership with Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery. Both companies are united in their desire to serve the creative community, as well as help build the future of creative work.
As a true partner, Shutterstock will be integrated into much of ADC’s programs including Portfolio Night, ADC Young Guns, ADC Awards, the Tomorrow Awards, and more. Shutterstock will also participate in the ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design, which takes place in Miami Beach, April 7-9, 2014.
Mutually committed to education, ADC and Shutterstock will co-develop the “School of Craft”, a new, curated series that will be produced by ADC and featured on Shutterstock’s learning platform, Skillfeed, throughout 2014.
"Supporting ADC and its community is a natural fit, given how much Shutterstock values creativity, art, tech, and craft. We are excited to work with ADC to produce so many innovative programs throughout the year," said Shutterstock's Director of Marketing, Hani Hong.
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